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2:20 PM ET, April 6, 2011

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Paul Krugman:
Paul Ryan's Multiple Unicorns  —  Gosh.  For a plan that supposedly sets a new standard of seriousness, Paul Ryan's vision (pdf) depends an awful lot on unicorn sightings — belief in the impossible.  Let me review the top three unicorns.  —  First, the plan assumes that tax cuts will set off a literally unprecedented boom.
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CBO's Latest 10 Documents:
LONG-TERM ANALYSIS OF A BUDGET PROPOSAL BY CHAIRMAN RYAN  —  ABSTRACT  —  The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has conducted a long-term analysis of a budget proposal by Chairman Ryan to substantially change federal payments under the Medicare and Medicaid programs, eliminate the subsidies …
Jacob Weisberg / Slate:
Republican Paul Ryan's budget proposal is brave, radical, and smart.  —  For the past 30 years, Republicans have been hypocrites about spending.  They've raged against big government without ever proposing the kinds of cuts necessary to bring federal expenditures in line with tax revenues.
CEPR:
Representative Ryan Proposes Medicare Plan Under Which Seniors Would Pay Most of Their Income for Health Care
Discussion: Hullabaloo, Guardian and The Raw Story
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Neglected Elements of Paul Ryan's Ripoff — Middle Class Tax Increases and Giveaways to Big Banks
Nicholas Ballasy / CNSNews:
Ryan: Debt on Track to Hit 800 Percent of GDP; 'CBO Can't Conceive of Anyway' Economy Can Continue Past 2037
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
The Facts  —  First of all, his fancy presentation stacks the deck a bit.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Michael Shedlock / Mish's Global Economic …:
No Path to Prosperity: Ryan's Incredulous Budget-Balancing Proposal, Preposterous Unemployment Estimate
JSOnline:
Supreme Court race too close to call, Kloppenburg has narrow lead over Prosser  —  At left, Justice David Prosser speaks to supporters in Hartland.  At right, Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg speaks to supporters in Madison.  —  By Larry Sandler and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel
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Jennifer Epstein / The Politico:
Wisconsin judicial race too close to call  —  The race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court that has become a proxy for the state's fight over public sector unions was too close to call as of early Wednesday morning, and the vote appears headed for a recount.
Scott Baker / The Blaze:
Fox News and Mercury Radio Arts Announce New Agreement; Beck to ‘Transition Off’ Daily TV Program  —  Editor's note: After a great deal of speculation about Glenn Beck's future on television, here is the freshly-inked news release.  There will be a couple of key headlines out of this …
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Glenn Beck to End Daily Fox News Program  —  Updated |  Glenn Beck will end his daily Fox News Channel program later this year.  —  His departure was jointly announced in a statement on Wednesday by Fox and Mr. Beck's company, Mercury Radio Arts.  The statement did not specify an end date for the show …
New York Times:
Glenn Beck To ‘Transition Off’ Fox News Program … Fox News , Glenn Beck , Glenn Beck Fox News , Cable News , Fox News Glenn Beck , Glenn Beck Leaving Fox News Show , Glenn Beck Transition , Media News  —  Fox News and Glenn Beck announced Wednesday that Beck will “transition off of his daily program” later this year.
David Weigel / Weigel:
Glenn Beck Will End Fox News Show
Discussion: Washington Post and AmSpecBlog
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Boehner, Obama budget call lasts three minutes  —  President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had a brief phone call Wednesday as a government shutdown loomed, and Boehner told the president he is “hopeful” a spending deal can be reached, the Speaker's office said.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
DEMANDS FOR AN ‘ALTERNATIVE’.... Yesterday afternoon, the lead story on Mark Halperin's “The Page” was the White House's mild rebuke of Paul Ryan's Republican budget plan.  —  Halperin's headline: “Obama Pans Ryan — Without Alternative.”  —  This was one of those cases in which the media establishment …
Discussion: The Page
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Senate moderates press Boehner
Discussion: CBS News and The Moderate Voice
Bernie Becker / The Hill:
Geithner confirms administration is crafting plan for corporate tax reform
The Politico:
Boehner: Dems win in shutdown
David Jackson / USA Today:
Boehner, Obama aides also dispute long-term budget issues
Discussion: The Agonist
Christian Heinze / GOP 12:
Bachmann: Why I'm qualified to be president  —  Michele Bachmann, after Bill O'Reilly asks her if she has the frame of reference to be the leader of the free world.
Discussion: CNN and Booman Tribune
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JSOnline:
Abele defeats Stone for Milwaukee County executive  —  Chris Abele makes his victory speech at the Historic Pabst Brewery after beating Jeff Stone for the Milwaukee County Executive seat.  Abele's wife, Miriam, is at right.  —  By Steve Schultze of the Journal Sentinel
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First Read / msnbc.com:   First Thoughts: The importance of quitting while you're ahead
CBS San Francisco:
Man With Anti-Obama Sign Attacked In San Francisco  —  SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/ BCN) — A man who set up a table with political literature and a sign opposing President Barack Obama was attacked in San Francisco's North Panhandle neighborhood, police and witnesses said Tuesday.
TODAYMoms:
Is Palin the hot new baby name?  —  Met any baby Palins lately?  No, this isn't some new political joke — “Palin” gained some traction as a girl name in 2009.  But naming your child after a living politician is a tricky business these days, one naming expert explains.  —  By Sue Kidd
Mark Steyn / National Review:
The Right to Offend  —  When I wrote over the weekend about the trial of Australia's most prominent columnist for expressing his opinions, I did not expect it to be quite so immediately relevant to the United States.  But perhaps what's most disturbing about Lindsey Graham's dismal defense …
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Cold Fury
Andrew Restuccia / The Hill:
House Dem: Climate change bigger health threat than AIDS, malaria  —  Just hours before a vote Wednesday on a GOP plan to block Environmental Protection Agency climate regulations, Rep. Lois Capps (D-Calif.) called climate change a bigger public health threat than AIDS, malaria and pandemic flu.
 
 
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Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
Party Discipline  —  Glenn Greenwald writes that Democratic voters need …
Discussion: Yglesias
New York Post:
Private politics  —  Former Gov. George Pataki held a secretive lunch …
Discussion: GOP 12 and Ballot Box
Lauraklairmont / CNN:
Brazile to temporarily lead Democratic National Committee
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Providers slam Ryan's proposed cuts to insurance coverage
Discussion: TPMDC
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James Freeman / Wall Street Journal:
Crisis Mismanagement  —  The world's largest insurer was separated …